The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 11 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +30  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 40 81 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.97% 9.48% 3.25%
As % of the Vendors category 14.34% 19.33% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 57 9
Median daily rate £425 £423 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +7.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.76% +21.95%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 279 419 459
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 48.61% 49.06% 53.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 241 211
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 30
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -7.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.45 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Reading over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 38 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (42.11%) CCNP
3 27 (35.53%) Firewall
4 20 (26.32%) Telecoms
5 17 (22.37%) CCIE
5 17 (22.37%) Unified Communications
6 16 (21.05%) CCNA
6 16 (21.05%) Windows
7 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
7 15 (19.74%) VPN
7 15 (19.74%) BGP
7 15 (19.74%) Migration
8 14 (18.42%) LAN
8 14 (18.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (17.11%) Network Design
9 13 (17.11%) Cisco UCCE
10 12 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (14.47%) VoIP
11 11 (14.47%) MPLS
11 11 (14.47%) OSPF
11 11 (14.47%) Juniper
12 10 (13.16%) CCIP
12 10 (13.16%) WAN
12 10 (13.16%) ITIL
12 10 (13.16%) Wireless
12 10 (13.16%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
13 9 (11.84%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (11.84%) Cisco UCCX
13 9 (11.84%) Palo Alto

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.53%) Firewall
2 17 (22.37%) Unified Communications
3 15 (19.74%) BGP
3 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
3 15 (19.74%) VPN
4 14 (18.42%) LAN
5 12 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (14.47%) MPLS
6 11 (14.47%) OSPF
6 11 (14.47%) VoIP
7 10 (13.16%) WAN
7 10 (13.16%) Wireless
8 9 (11.84%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (10.53%) DNS
10 7 (9.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (9.21%) Skype
11 6 (7.89%) DHCP
11 6 (7.89%) ICMP
11 6 (7.89%) IPv6
11 6 (7.89%) Multicast
General
1 20 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.89%) Marketing
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) IP Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Network Architect
5 5 (6.58%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Support
6 4 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Project Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (9.21%) Virtual Team
3 4 (5.26%) IVR
4 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.58%) Android
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.32%) Solaris
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) Migration
2 13 (17.11%) Network Design
3 10 (13.16%) ITIL
4 9 (11.84%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (7.89%) Presales
6 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (6.58%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.58%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.58%) Service Management
6 5 (6.58%) WFM
7 4 (5.26%) Change Control
7 4 (5.26%) High Availability
7 4 (5.26%) ITSM
7 4 (5.26%) Validation
7 4 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.95%) Adaptive Security
8 3 (3.95%) Project Management
8 3 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
1 5 (6.58%) VB
2 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (42.11%) CCNP
3 17 (22.37%) CCIE
4 16 (21.05%) CCNA
5 10 (13.16%) CCIP
6 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.63%) CISA
9 2 (2.63%) CISM
9 2 (2.63%) CISSP
9 2 (2.63%) Degree
10 1 (1.32%) CCDA
10 1 (1.32%) CCVP
10 1 (1.32%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.32%) MCP
10 1 (1.32%) MCSA
10 1 (1.32%) MCSE
10 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.32%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (17.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 9 (11.84%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (9.21%) AirWatch
5 5 (6.58%) NetBackup
5 5 (6.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (6.58%) WSUS
6 4 (5.26%) OVSD
7 2 (2.63%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.32%) SCCM
8 1 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Juniper
2 9 (11.84%) HP
2 9 (11.84%) Palo Alto
3 7 (9.21%) F5
3 7 (9.21%) Huawei
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.58%) MobileIron
5 5 (6.58%) Symantec
5 5 (6.58%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Avaya
6 2 (2.63%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.63%) Splunk
7 1 (1.32%) Apple
7 1 (1.32%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.32%) EMC
7 1 (1.32%) Lancope
7 1 (1.32%) NetApp
7 1 (1.32%) Nortel
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle
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